Davitt Awards 2018 longlists announced
Sisters in Crime Australia has announced the longlists for the 2018 Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women.
A total of 101 titles have been longlisted, including 71 adult novels, eight YA novels, 14 children’s novels and eight nonfiction books. To see the longlists in each category, click here.
This year’s judging panel comprises Sisters in Crime national co-convenors Michaela Lobb and Pauline Meaney, former convenor Jacqui Horwood, the Age literary columnist Jane Sullivan, literary agent Danielle Binks and forensic specialist Debbie Stephen.
The shortlists will be announced in early July and the winners will be announced on 11 August at an event in Melbourne with guest presenter and Danish crime writer Sissel-Jo Gazan. Winners will also be announced in two additional categories: best debut book and readers’ choice, with the latter being voted on by members of Sisters in Crime Australia.
As previously reported by Books+Publishing, the Davitt Awards opened eligibility to self-published titles for the first time this year.